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Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics

This text is written for university students who take individual courses in philosophy or ethics. The aim is to introduce philosophy as an academic discipline and ethics as a branch of philosophy.

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How to Write a Philosophy Essay

Philosophical writing is difficult. The aim of writing philosophy is to communicate an abstract and often complex message efficiently. Among other things, it requires pedagogical sensitivity and clarity of thought. This texts explains how students should think when writing philosophy essays at university level.

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Introduction to autonomy theory

To be autonomous is to be self-governing. In this text, I introduce the concept of personal autonomy as it is understood in mainstream bioethics. Two theories of autonomy are explained in brief terms, namely Juth’s and Beauchamp and Childress’s. » Link

Formatting a text document

Typesetting is the physical composition of text, i.e., mainly its aesthetic appearance. On this page, I share what I believe to be the most important elements in typesetting. Also, I share and explain a Word template that I use personally, and that I advice my students to use when they write essays for my courses. The template is available for download (Word 2016). » Link

The value of philosophy

As I understand philosophy, it is the study of problems in abstract topics. In this text, I discuss three instrumental values that I think that philosophy has. Most importantly, philosophy makes us better thinkers and stimulates intellectual progress. » Link

Första året på universitetet

Är du intresserad av samhället, människan och idéer och funderar på att börja studera på universitet? Det här blogginlägget är för dig. I det visar jag min uppfattning om hur ett bra första år på universitet kan se ut, och varför det är bra. Jag föreslår ett introduktionsår med studier i idéhistoria och filosofi. » Länk